My hero skincare item of 2017 – Vitabrid C¹² FACE Brightening Powder

Vitabrid C¹² FACE Brightening Powder

Behind the scenes of a beauty bloggers life is the testing that we do on products. In general I use a skincare product for a month before reviewing but sometimes it takes a longer time which was the case with Vitabrid C¹² FACE Brightening Powder. I’ve been using this for 2 months and continue to do so. In that two months I’ve come to realize that this is my HERO skincare item for 2017.

Why did it take me two months to declare this as a product that has changed my skin? Partly because I’m older, partly because sunscreen wasn’t available or used when I was young, partly because I was using it incorrectly. The sunscreen issue has affected my skin and probably the skin of all people in my age group. We were either slathered with Coppertone to attract the sun or when we got older used baby oil and a foil visor to help us get more color. We just didn’t know better.

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Now that I do know better and use sunscreen religiously I’m battling the effects of sunspots and skin discoloration. I talked with the company’s rep and found out that I needed to use this twice a day (I was savoring it and using it once a day) and that it would take longer to become effective on sunspots. So onward I continued and now I can praise it to you all.

Vitabrid C¹² FACE Brightening Powder

I previously wrote about the Vitabrid C¹² haircare products and was eager to see if their skincare would be as great. This terrific bottle of goodness is a powder to help lighten your skin. I have two larger sunspots as well as many faded freckles. I never minded the freckles but the two sunspots do annoy me. When using Vitabrid C¹² FACE Brightening Powder I concentrated on the two spots. I applied those areas first and then used the remainder on the rest of my face.

Vitabrid C¹² FACE Brightening Powder

The best part of this Face Brightening Powder is that you mix it fresh every time you use it. The active ingredient in this a Vitamin C which can deteriorate over time. But you are releasing it freshly onto your skin when you use this powder. It continues to release over the next 12 hours to result in a more luminous complexion. Your skin not only looks revitalized but it helps with the appearance of fine lines.

So easy to use! Decide if you want to mix it in with your moisturizer or a serum and pour about a dime’s size of the powder onto the palm of your hand. Mix the two together and smooth it on. That’s all it takes. There’s no added fragrance to it. If I use it with a serum then I let it set for a few minutes before the application of my moisturizer. And I don’t forget sunscreen since skin is more sensitive to the sun when you use certain ingredients.

Vitabrid C¹² FACE Brightening Powder
Vitabrid C¹² FACE Brightening Powder

After two months of using this once or twice a day I still have 1/3 of the bottle left. It looked so small when I got the package but it’s lasted a long time. I think that by the time I’m done with Vitabrid C¹² FACE Brightening Powder my sunspots will be lightened to the point that they won’t be noticeable. I’m excited about that.

Vitabrid C¹² FACE Brightening Powder side shows how much is left

You’ve read the reasons why I consider this to be my Hero skincare product for 2017. It’s made a visible difference in my skin and in my mood. Barney’s carries the Vitabrid C¹² products which is where I’ll go to replenish this wonder.  —  Marcia

More information:

12-hour Transdermal Vitamin C  Vitabrid C¹² is the secret to healthy skin. Using proprietary biotechnology, our DPES system stores, perserves, and delivers 12 continuous hours of antioxidant-rich Vitamin C to your skin.




  1. Never Say Die Beauty | 2nd Jan 18

    I have a similar product that I received from Exuviance a couple of years ago. In fact, I was almost going to toss it the other day, but hopefully because it’s in an airtight bottle, it might still be OK.instead I will take it out and use it up!

  2. Lola Seicento | 2nd Jan 18

    Excellent review, Marcia! I have, and love this too. It really does an amazing job brightening, clarifying and fading spots!

  3. Miranda | Slashed Beauty | 2nd Jan 18

    I really need to incorporate some new brightening products into my routine.. winter has left me dull!!!

  4. Bailey | 2nd Jan 18

    I’m really trying not to add much to my skincare stash, but omg, I want this! It sounds incredible.

  5. Stacy | 2nd Jan 18

    I’m always looking for an easy to travel, yet lasts a long time product…thanks for the review!

  6. Courtney | 2nd Jan 18

    Interesting! I’ve never seen a vitamin c powder before.

  7. Kathryne | 2nd Jan 18

    Vitamin C is a nice skincare products, it’s antioxidant and can work with minor hyperpigmentation issues

  8. | 2nd Jan 18

    A powder formula sounds like a much better choice for Vitamin C – it won’t oxidise or change colour, and it needn’t be stored in the ‘fridge. I’ll try and find one!

  9. Phyrra | 2nd Jan 18

    I’ve never seen a powder form of Vitamin C before but I really want to try it!

  10. Cindy (Prime Beauty) | 2nd Jan 18

    I’ve been looking for a new brightening product! I new brown blog appeared on my face the other day. I love that it’s fresh every day. I think I need this!

  11. nichole costa | 2nd Jan 18

    VitC has become a good thing for skin as I get older

  12. Painted Fingertips | 2nd Jan 18

    That sounds like an awesome product!

  13. The Jedi Wife | 2nd Jan 18

    I have a few stubborn spots that refuse to budge no matter what products I’ve used, so I think I’ll have to give this a shot!

  14. Mai | 2nd Jan 18

    Vitamin C is one of the new skincare ingredients I started incorporating this year and I totally agree about how it’s been amazing for brightening!

  15. Cassie Tucker | 3rd Jan 18

    I was going to say that the bottle looked really small but for it to be that size and still have 1/3rd left after two months of use is amazing. To be able to have a little go a long way and still get great results is exactly what I look for in a product!

  16. Ehmkay Nails | 3rd Jan 18

    I’m totally intrigued by this product. I definitely want to look into it!

  17. 25Sweetpeas | 3rd Jan 18

    THAT is awesome! Sounds like it was a good experience!!

  18. Babi | 3rd Jan 18

    I loved this so much i used it to the very last granule! Very rare for me!

  19. Sara Zielinski | 3rd Jan 18

    This is a great brightening powder.

  20. Lynda | 3rd Jan 18

    this looks like an awesome product to try! i am just in need of vitamin c. thanks!

  21. Gabrielle | 3rd Jan 18

    This sounds absolutely terrific! I really need to add this to my skincare routine.

  22. Amber Ludwig | 3rd Jan 18

    This sounds fantastic!! I love that it’s easy to use and really lasts a while!! PLUS gives you results!! Did you get a before and after shot??

  23. Nina | 3rd Jan 18

    A powder?!?! I am intrigued! I have terrible sunspots that I have tried numerous products on and had little results. I will certainly have to try this one out!

  24. Carol Luciano | 3rd Jan 18

    An awesome review. I’ve never heard of this product before but it sure sounds like something I would need. I’m dealing with those sun damage spots myself. Thank you bfor this post.

  25. Anastasia | 3rd Jan 18

    Vitamin C is such a great skincare ingredient! I never go a day without it in my routine.

  26. Sandy Pincombe | 3rd Jan 18

    Great review. I am always looking for any product to help brighten my skin.

  27. Jenalyn | 3rd Jan 18

    Wow, what a neat idea!

  28. Lisa Marie Heath | 3rd Jan 18

    I keep hearing about this, and now I’m really intrigued! Will have to check this out

  29. Emily Draher | 5th Jan 18

    Great to hear that this worked for you! I’ve never seen a powder product like this before!

  30. Polarbelle | 11th Jan 18

    I love how Vit C lightens spots. I love the glow, too. I’m using this product right now and managed to lose the spoon a couple days ago. No biggie, but yeah, great product.

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